Salim Tamani

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Salim Tamani

Salim Tamani is Head of Public Relations and Media at DJEZZY and former Editor-in-Chief of LIBERTE, a French-language daily newspaper in Algeria.

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Algeria gets a mosaic parliament – while voters mostly want economic change

The results of the Algerian parliamentary elections on May 4th confirmed the predominance of the National Liberation Front (FLN) party and its ally, the National Democratic Rally (RND), without either party obtaining an absolute majority...

Why Algeria remains stable: past lessons and new challenges

Five years after the Arab Spring, Algeria is the isolated case in North Africa where stability and security still reign. In the aftermath of the 2011 revolutions, several countries continue to be affected by political change, including Tunisia, Egypt and to a much larger extent Libya...

Why Algeria can teach some hard lessons on political transitions

Most Algerians have a rather unique perception of the link between popular revolts, the fall of political regimes and the ensuing instability. And for good reason...

The migrant tragedy and the need for a comprehensive solution: an Algerian view

The latest mass drowning of migrants - mostly from Sub-Saharan countries – in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea raises many complex issues in a harsh context, including persistent and extensive financial constraints in the EU, and widespread (in some cases chronic) instability in the MENA region...

Algeria, Charlie Hebdo and the international campaign against terrorism

After the Arab Spring, there was genuine hope of democracy and freedom, but also fear that the experiment could fail to intolerance and terrorism...

Bouteflika after Bouteflika: Algeria's internal challenges and regional role

Three years after the Arab revolutions drove out dictatorships but could not bring in democracy (with the exception of Tunisia), Algeria held presidential elections this April. The controversy over the unexpected candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fourth term took center stage both before and during the election campaign...

The Catholic Church and the Arab world: an Algerian view on a troubled relationship

Never has the election of a new pope raised so many hopes in the Arab and Muslim world. The institution of Al-Azhar, the highest authority in Sunni Islam, located in Cairo, immediately made public its hopes for better relations with the Vatican under the new pope...

Beyond the terrorist attack of Ain Amenas

What lessons can be learned from the terrorist attack against the Tiguentourine gas site of Ain Amenas, located in the southeastern part of Algeria? First, as the Obama administration (among others) has openly recognized, armed groups with various links to al Qaeda are well-settled in the Sahel region – but this is not a new development...

Algeria and its neighbors: which regional role?

At a time when the Algerian political leadership appears stronger than in the past, the country faces unprecedented security risks and tensions linked to the neighboring Tunisian Salafi movement. Algeria avoided a revolution, partially thanks to the vivid memory of the long and bloody civil war of the 1990s...

The Syrian crisis viewed from Algeria

More than a year and a half after the beginning of the crisis in Syria, much has been said and written about Algeria’s position, its alleged silence and why it refuses to share the position of the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on the issue...